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Gauricus and the Warning of Death given to Henry II
Gauricus and the Warning of Death given to Henry II


An Easy Introductin to Primary Directions by Deborah Houlding

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As a follow-on article to the historical account of Gauricus and the Warning of Death given to Henry II of France this easy introduction to primary directions uses visuals and step-by-step instructions, to show beginners how to recreate the primary direction aspect which John Gadbury claimed was responsible for the prediction of the king's death.

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Deb HouldingDeb Houlding is a practitioner and teacher of traditional Western Astrology, specialising in horary, with a particular interest in the history, philosophy and early development of astrological symbolism. She is best known for being the editor of the Traditional Astrologer Magazine (Ascella, 1993-2000), author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky (Wessex 1996), and host of the astrology site Her personal website is at

The article made available for download is copyrighted to Deborah Houlding and is offered here, with her permission, for private and non-commercial use only. It may not be reproduced further without her specific agreement. Published online September 2009.

NB - In most cases I will be happy for this tutorial to be used as a teaching aid, but please email first so that appropriate permission can be granted.

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